December 17th – Rest in Peace

December 17th has been a day that I have, not so much celebrated, as honored for the past twenty-eight years. Today is the anniversary of the day that my father passed away.

Dad and my son Dan

I was very close to my Father. My Mother taught me the practical side of life – the cooking, cleaning, gardening, reading and writing, responsibility, side of life. My Father taught me the other side of life – including respecting and appreciating my Mother and all that she did for us. Through my Father I learned the value of kindness, patience, serenity, integrity, humour, humility, and wisdom. My Father was a good man, who lived a good life. I was fortunate to be a part of it. My life has been better, because I was a part of his.

Rest in Peace, Dad💞

That is it for today. Take care and have a great day! 🌟

14 thoughts on “December 17th – Rest in Peace

  1. I am so sorry, Derrick. I never realized people died at Christmas until I lost my Dad. In recent years, my SIL lost his Mother on Christmas morning and a few years later, my boss lost his Father on Christmas morning. It is so hard to get past the loss when one is reminded every year by all of the signs of the season. 💞🌲

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